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offers a glimmer of hope in what is often seemed a hopeless situation you've done to me it's hard to expect too much but we need to see how it goes we're putting all if it's together in the hope that no issues will be discussed in this summit with north korea those issues are abductions and other human rights abuses that victims and their families believe need to be on the agenda in singapore one inch holes father when one was on a plane in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine when it was hijacked by a north korean agent most of the passengers were eventually allowed to return to the south but when one who's now eighty one wasn't among them as well as abductions there are countless other human rights abuses that continue to take place in north korea including torture and public executions the united nations says the acts may amount to crimes against humanity words you probably won't hear used when donald trump meets kim jong il and some experts believe raising human rights in the first meeting may be too sensitive japan's government disagrees and has been pushing for
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the issue of abductions to be discussed north korea admitted kidnapping thirteen japanese in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's to train is spies some have been returned but japan's government suspects there may be hundreds still in north korea there are other nationalities too like this woman seen in the background of a photo taken on a north korean beach family members believe it's a no chip pan joy a thai woman who disappeared from macau in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. i have a lot of hope that south korea japan and the u.s. will push the north korean abduction issue and i will be able to meet soon at this stage the new diplomatic face of north korea is largely viewed as positive but for many it will mean nothing if the people they've been waiting decades to see aren't allowed to come home when hey al-jazeera soul. let's go back to that agreement at the end of the g. seven meeting and what it means that speak now to christoph pelc in toronto he's
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associate professor of political science at mcgill university thanks very much indeed for joining us so what do you make of they managed to come up with a communique spite of the what appeared to be quite big differences the start of this what would you make of it what despite the communique the main result of the summit is likely the fact that. the u.s. allies are as perplexed and bewildered by the u.s. position as they were the very beginning of the of the summit and so in a way that's sort of tactical victory for the trumpet a mystery so they've talked in the in the communique about the idea of continuing to fight protectionism and the crucial role of a rules based trading system but at the start of this president tom came up with this idea of he said you go tariff free you go bury a few free you go subsidy free how realistic is that proposition that is an entirely implausible scenario and everyone knows it right and that seems to be again tactic on the part of trying to constantly have everyone else reacting
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to his claims and so there is no way that we will see sort of free trade zone within the g seven even here in cannes that we don't have free trade among the provinces it would be historically unprecedented and it would come at a political cost that trump is unlikely to be willing to bear just to go back to the tariffs he has brought in with regard to some of his allies and he's used to the justification of national security took us through why that was such an unusual move and what kind of precedent it sets. so it's a very dangerous precedent indeed in so far as since nine hundred forty seven this measure has been used on your handful of times and the reason for that is precisely because it is so open meaning that there isn't really a way of challenging a country's use of the national security exception and as a result it's largely been a taboo measure that no one has really dared use in this case the u.s.
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has really broken that taboo by invoking it and the likely next country to exploit that precedent is russia and so in an ongoing dispute at the debate here with ukraine russia has already invoked that same exception and again the danger here is that this is what's called a self judging exception and so far as the doesn't really have any means to challenge a country's invocation of it so you've written about the kind of bizarre bizarre situation where actually what the american what the u.s. has done is technically illegal but what the others are proposing we've heard from the summit this evening that the u.k. promises the e.u. will impose countermeasures against the u.s. but we need to avoid tit for tat but if they do that before ruling that could be illegal is that what you've concluded. and that's where that's that's the paradox as it were so the u.s. measures are very much unjustified and out of norms but they may be legal whereas
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the reaction by u.s. allies is. very much justified but it may be legal so the way you do this is that you bring a challenge to roe that runs its course and that takes never less than two years let's put it that way because it goes to appeal and you need to go to arbitration over the amount of retaliation and so in this case the u.s. allies have jumped the gun they tried to justify it through a legal explanation that doesn't really hold water and so the paradox is indeed that the u.s. measures are likely legal although set a dangerous precedent and are again unjustified whereas the reaction by u.s. allies is very likely not legal so what so what do you see as we're heading in the end i mean they can they can just about degree with a kind of communique for the g. g. seven do you see them continuing with a rules based system that they will talk about or do you do you see this heading
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towards that breaking down with the isolation of the us where do you see this going . so trump is already bearing some pretty high political costs domestically and frankly that's where it's going to be decided where that rather than. in a setting like the g seven so all these allies are working behind the scenes and exerting pressure on u.s. legislators in the u.s. congress to exit pressure on the administration and so that's why for instance the battalion lists that have been unveiled by canada and by the e.u. are so strategically chosen they try to target products that are made in politically key districts and so this is really going to play out in the domestic realm in the united states and that's where u.s. allies are going to be or rather the targets of these measures are going to be exerting the most pressure and so to be honest i would. predict that this is all
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going to sort of the trade measures are going to be taken back in a matter of weeks precisely because the political costs for trump are that high christopher palca thank you very much indeed if you analysis appreciate your time thank you. thank you still to come on al-jazeera we meet the survivors have got him on as for a good volcano who say they're lucky to be alive. gulf leaders prepare to meet jordan's king to try to find a breakthrough in the country's political crisis. and the golden state law is a crowned n.b.a. champions for the second straight season and all the action coming up in support. the taliban in afghanistan has announced a three day ceasefire to mark the end of ramadan is the first such truce since the group was toppled by the u.s. led invasion in two thousand and one. taliban fighters say they'll stop all
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offensive operations during the muslim. holiday later this month except against foreign forces or a similar announcement by the afghan government. the government of palestine. as taken root takes all the steps to make sure that. there is no more bloodshed in afghanistan and even a food these steps are smaller steps we will come those we will come down as been made by the taliban and we hope that the will be. committed to implement their announcement on the ceasefire well just before the truce announcement taliban fighters killed at least seventeen police officers in an early morning raid one hundred fifty fighters stormed a military checkpoint in herat province eight of them were killed by afghan army soldiers. arcel ashraf is an international relations expert at nottingham university joins me now. what's your reaction to this proposed cease fire bob
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sullivan the significance of it well it's one of the first ceasefire since the war started in two thousand and one so it's it's a very good move if it comes after president ashraf ghani proposed an eight day cvs are in fact he's he installed it. and this seems to be a reaction to that were the taliban are offering a three day cease fire the interesting thing in both cases is that the president said that cease fire would only apply to the taliban and not to isis rather fighting groups and the taliban said there ceasefire would only apply to the government forces but not to what they described as the occupying forces and the meaning of that is that both of the was signalling that the enemy isn't the other so they're saying the taliban are saying their enemy isn't the government as much as it is the foreign forces and the government is saying that they don't regard the
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taliban as an enemy but they do regard i still on another as an enemy so i mean how does that tie in there with the taliban the kind of targets the taliban have had me just recently in the last day or so the killing police officers presumably are a lot of those were afghans what ad is that tie in with that well i think it's well it's the conflict is going to go on with the government because they're the ones on the ground primarily but what they're trying to say is that they might be able to come to an accommodation with each other. but there are if you like real four lines or in the case of the taliban the foreign occupying forces so why is this happen now and in the past that the government has suggested ceasefire and the taliban hasn't kind of joined in why why now would they say ok well we'll. to join you on this i think it's they've tried lots of things in this seems to be something the taliban want to try and he. made a sort of if you like
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a blackmail type roger logical blackmail offer saying look we would like to offer a cease fire and it's up to the taliban to recognize the importance of an islamic festival so i think to some degree the taliban are trying to play the public relations game but also they are all hoping up to the idea of talks in february president ashraf ghani proposed the idea of talks the taliban said no but they will talk to the americans so both sides are recognizing the military solution and the political solution has to be a large part of any settlement in the future and they just dancing around red lines and adjusting their positions and how strong obvious how about on the ground these days well the government in the trolls any about just fifty six percent roughly of of the ground the rest of it is contested area estimates vary from fifteen percent
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upwards is controlled by the taliban i would guess that a lot of the known government areas are controlled. as russia thank you very much difficult to less vitiated. have been ordered to leave their homes to escape an eruption. of ok now has been spewing a toxic cloud of ash and lava for the past five days at least one hundred nine people have died and two hundred missing with little hope they'll be found alive they've been speaking to survive. as painful as his burns might be that knows how lucky he is to be alive he his wife and father in law were at home in the moment. that even his wife managed to escape but the memories of that day will haunt them forever. was forming inside our house when we went running out my father in law was swept away the ash was boiling mud mixed with
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people were running and the hardish came down on top of them killing them people were trapped inside their houses and couldn't escape they were cooked inside. six children with severe burns were airlifted to the united states where pediatric burn center offer state of the art treatment not available in guatemala. and now the national disaster agency is coming under fire for possible negligence public prosecutors have ordered an investigation into whether evacuation procedures were properly followed. through to the city officials say they warned the public after sensors picked up an increase in volcanic activity hours before the eruption everybody i mean to. all of the communities received warnings and obviously we don't have the authority to order an evacuation we make recommendations and it's the residents who decide whether to evacuate or not. but residents
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who escaped the gases and volcanic mud said that only those close to the highway heard the warning. if we would have received a warning we would have left our. earlier and many people's lives would have been saved i don't know about the others but they didn't warn us we didn't know about the eruption until the lava was coming down. or up that again on friday expelling large quantities of pirate classic material and nearby homes were evacuated authorities hoping to avoid another disaster david mercer the squint . go tomorrow sanchez in this for the latest burn it was so many people affected is aid managing to reach those who need it. that's right lauren we are in the. in the town of the nangle on the skirts
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of the oil will cain and if there is a center for monitoring he will connectivity here but also a lot of relief for the victims is of arriving here we've seen the army non-governmental and governmental agencies bringing in food water lang kids and so on and there are about twenty shelters around the area of the volcano we were in one of the shelters this morning talking to two to several people there and it's interesting that the authorities here have not only focused in bringing aid relief is supplies but also a lot of we saw it psychologist we saw in students a psychology of social workers because one of the key problems here is that any of the big. psychological trauma and so. inevitably when you
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talk to one of the victims and they tell you about how they fled their homes and how they left everything behind and how. ten five twenty members of their families died in this tragedy well there's a lot of help for these people who have suffered a lot of stress and it's very interesting to see that not only with water and blankets but also psychological help and what about the communities that has been reached yet the rescue is why is that the case. though there are several problems to meet some of these communities and there's one community for instance was just discovered it exists that there wasn't a census here so. they didn't even authorities they didn't even know there was this community but also part of the rescue operations have stopped to find
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anyone alive is the spokesperson for the seesmic and volcanic institute here told me that there is absolutely no chance that there's anyone alive that could be found alive so they have to wait until the ground is. colder because they're the ground still lava that can be up to four hundred degrees centigrade and. and this is very dangerous for instance the town of sunnydale the look this was covered by five meters of hot ash and lava and so it's very difficult to for the rescuers not to be in danger trying to find bodies but at the same hanging with the life so they have to wait until. the law by school or so they can go back in and see if they find more people more bodies there
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in the in the village and mariana on friday there were two more large explosions what are they telling you about when a little is likelihood of moving in the volcano what was the situation now. where the experts have told me that this is normal there were two explosions large explosions on friday and there's been one very large. one very large event. class low a today. and this is very very dangerous because it's humid and hot and toxic fumes that are coming from the fissures of the volcano and the that that poses a great risk for the communities that are that are around of ok national still activity is there the volcano it will take at least palka two or two and
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a half weeks perhaps for the volcano to come down as the experts have said to to be cooler and for the activity to stop a little bit. before the authorities can say that the rescuers can go back in and they go further closer to the crater and see if they can find anyone any any more bodies their ancestors are alive and got him on a first thank you very much in this. still ahead on the news hour refugees in kenya getting a chance to share their stories with wells. oh moral of your goal. tradition that's suddenly at risk in jewish lives old city. and as far as getting football fever over the world cup we'll take a look at how sport is growing in some unexpected corners of the globe coming up in sports.
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hello welcome to another look at the international for coffee still some very lively showers across central and western parts if you are a lot of clouds showing up still on the satellite picture that the power of low pressure as i say fabulous hates him play and there is of course the moisture which is driving some really thundering down poles and large hail and some very gusty winds as well further north it's a little quieter up tools in northeastern corner culled from here so it's on the chilly side moscow will struggle to get to around fifteen degrees celsius but come away from that and look at the warmth stockholm twenty seven celsius one into the twenty's across central pos maybe even touching thirty facade got to around twenty two in london on sunday showers scattered across a good parts of france and all the neighbors a spy and poor schools and the schools could be affected over the next couple of days as monday's picture still some sherry right around the central and western
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parts of france in particular falling back to around one thousand nine hundred s. in london should stay dry picking up to around thirty one the in vienna notice the temperatures do is a little the stockholm at this stage but it warms up in moscow by the which would be about twenty one degrees celsius getting hotter than that in current highs here a forty degrees but another war one thing with a high of thirty seven. these everywhere and it's choking our planet very toxic and very dangerous and we could spend years cleaning this island alone but breakthroughs are being made showing that it is possible to change our relationship with night substance this ship running out i think it may be that we can come on the beach we might move on plastic waste of fries on al-jazeera how do you turn this into this and monday put
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it on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries haven't truly been able to escape the earth. among the top stories here. j.
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seven leaders have wrapped up a summit in canada by signing a joint communique acknowledging the importance of mutually beneficial trade. president trump is now route to singapore for tuesday's highly anticipated meeting with the north korean leader kim jong. un the afghan taliban has announced a three day ceasefire to mark the end of ramadan the first such true since the group was toppled by the us led invasion in two thousand and one. saudi arabian state security has arrested a second women's rights activist in the space of three days. and he was arrested for posting on social media supporting nuf. who was detained on wednesday the rest coming a week where saudi arabia issued its first driving licenses to women as part of a series of modernization reforms the leaders of saudi arabia kuwait and the u.a.e. will meet jordan's king on sunday in mecca to discuss resolving his country's economic crisis jordan has seen some of the biggest protests in years with people
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angry over a proposed income tax law the government has agreed to shelve the hike so faces the tricky task of balancing popular demands with the need to manage debt they would could have as a journalist and founder of the news website among net he says part of the problem is that gulf countries don't want to contribute directly to jordan's budget but want to invest in projects instead. well jordan has had their financial aid from many of the gulf countries including saudi arabia and qatar and other countries and most of that has dried up or has gone on on to specific programs not helping the basic budget of the country there is different schools of thought on this issue there is one that says that the gulf countries wanted to support jordan programmatically rather than just a cash a infusion and they wanted to support programs like building schools and highways rather than just giving their money and there are some people who think that there
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is some kind of a political connection to the stopping of the direct support but i'm not sure what the reason is but the really the fact is that jordan is suffering because of this absence of financial aid in jordan has a lot of responsibility towards palestine towards the mosque it trains in and pay the salaries of hundreds of guards at the luxor mosque and that is seen as representing not only jordan but they slam record than they are trying to protect the third holiest mosque in islam so they feel that arab countries certainly have a responsibility towards jordan to keep it afloat three years of war in yemen has displaced hundreds of thousands of people who now live under harsh conditions in remote areas aid agencies say most of yemen's twenty nine million population is in need of humanitarian assistance as more. some of the millions of victims of the war in yemen refugees living in makeshift camps in. the
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province is under control and so is her data poort the main entry point for food and aid shipments. but government troops and their allies are on the offensive to capture the area forces led by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are within twenty kilometers of the red sea poor and. most of these families fled their homes and villages during the last three years of fighting they say they aren't able to return and can't in such poor conditions any longer. we have nothing no blankets no food no flowers no cooking oil officials come and take our names but never show up again the strategically positioned coastal province is crucial for yemen's feuding factions as the conflicts continue
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yemenis are losing hope of returning home. from time to time kind people from the area i give his food but aid agencies and charities have forgotten us. the health of the yemenis has drastically deteriorated childminder tradition cholera and other. wife in her day. we are all sick here i have a kidney problem one of my brothers is diabetic and the other has to park a low service. as well as disease and hunger strikes have killed many civilians coalition commanders this base allegations civilians are being targeted and insists they're aiming for who thier bubbles hideouts. refugees in one of the world's largest camps have been beamed around the world in a rare web streaming event to tell their stories a cocoon
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a camp in kenya houses about one hundred eighty five thousand people from south sudan somalia ethiopia and all the countries ted x. organization arranges lectures around the world to try to change perceptions. in jazz having a bottleneck of migrants as europe and north african countries can't down on people leaving the continent on a mediterranean nine thousand people of a ride in the country since november from other parts of africa and almost a quarter of those are children we spoke to sara crow unicef special and on migration has just returned from asia migration is hardly gone away it's really just out of sight and out of mind effectively and that's a huge problem for children in particular because as you say they are the most exposed and most at risk from exploitation and trafficking and not to mention the scorching cheap to mean when i was there it was forty eight degrees and children
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family in nursing nursing mothers newborn baby i met as well literally in the desert in scorching heat and without shelter without protection and these air has gone from a think to being the capital of migration in africa tomorrow being the host of so many who are stranded there and it's certainly not going away it's been a mess and the beginning of our end and there needs to be better solutions and. supporters of the bush far right activist tony robinson have nots through london calling for men to be released from jail robinson is the only name is steven jackson lennon is serving thirteen months for contempt of court is critics have accused him of encouraging islamophobia doesn't even bother reports. with a crowd of several thousand supporters of the man known as tommy robinson former founder of the english defense league made their way from safaga square in the heart of london to ten downing street the official residence in offices of prime
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minister to resign may the calling for tommy robinson's release from prison and there was a petition of more than half a million people supporting that some of the speakers at ten downing street highlighted what they say is an infringement of sprit speech the dutch far right politician can't build it's got a warm reception from toby robinson's supporters as he said robinson was prepared to talk about issues others won't highlight in the past tommy robinson has really done a lot of campaigning on paedophile gangs involving muslim men in certain parts of britain but the fact of the case last month at leeds crown court were that he was life streaming and was found to have been in contempt of court something he'd been given a three month suspended sentence for before with a warning he'd be jailed if he really offended well he admitted doing so so now he's in jail his supporters say that he's being silenced but he has many critics in
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holding including the anti racist groups who very protested here in smaller numbers on saturday say that in fact he is very one sided and doesn't highlight similar issues among people convicted of similar crimes on the far right and more more than that his supporters they say are using the the current conviction to try to increase divisions between communities here in britain. and engine muslim practice during the month of ramadan is under threat in jerusalem the practice involves men banging drums on the street in the night reminding muslims to eat before the fast now jewish settlers have complained they make too much noise and smith reports from occupied east jerusalem. oh no. it's a wake up alarm that dates back centuries. just before dawn during ramadan
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across the middle east men known as messiah herat to call people to pray and eat before the fasting begins. but here in the muslim quarter of jerusalem's old city for the first time police have been detaining and finding the most a hierarchy for disturbing the sleep of the jewish settlers living here. come some of the police are always harassing us i've been detained four times accused of making noises that disturbs the settlers the settlers get annoyed by everything we do even the decorations we make for ramadan annoys them. the old city is split into the muslim jewish christian and armenian porters but for the past fifty years jewish settlers have also been moving into the muslim quarter now appear is where while settler families live and the guys stop the music as they go past the house but that's not been enough to stop the settlers complaining to the police. over that of. the settlers complained again tonight there are
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jewish homes here this woman says this is going to go on all month. jerusalem police told al-jazeera in a statement that they are constantly trying to maintain the delicate balance between allowing in ensuring the freedom of religion and worship and maintaining public order and quality of life for local residents the police see offenses of noise and disturbing the peace is one of the most serious offenses that cause harm to the public and the quality of life for our local residents the police presence is provided for the settlers who choose to live in the heart of the muslim quarter . there are you heard with fines running into the hundreds of dollars muhammad's wish to continue this ramadan tradition has suddenly become very expensive. burnet smith al-jazeera in occupied east jerusalem still ahead teams are wrapping up the preparations ahead of the stars of the world on thursday that's when i will have more.


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